Tree Damsel Bug

Himacerus apterus


Over all length 8 - 11mm. This species is similar to Himacerus mirmicoides but is normally shorter winged and has antennae longer than the length of the thorax and the abdomen.


Found on various trees and also nettles and low herbage, where it preys on small insects.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in England and Wales but less so further north. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

July to October.